Featured Session: The Transformational Power of Cannabis with Jim Belushi

Please be aware that cannabis and related laws vary. Programming in this track is designed to inform attendees about this fast-changing industry, and does not promote the use or sale of illegal drugs.

Belushi’s Farm founder Jim Belushi and esteemed cannabis journalist Mary Jane Gibson will explore the transformational power of cannabis as a healing plant, cannabis and creativity, and Jim’s journey from Hollywood icon to Oregon farmer. Having suffered the loss of his brother John to an overdose and his own journey, learning and healing through cultivating cannabis, Jim’s an outspoken proponent of the plant’s beneficial properties across a spectrum of uses. From enhancing joy and quality of life, mitigating trauma and managing pain, to a harm reduction approach and rebuttal of the opioid abuse epidemic, Jim advocates for patient rights and adult-use legalization while empowering craft farmers to thrive in economies of scale.

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Jim Belushi

Belushi's Farm

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